Pasquale Porro

Pasquale Porro, 150w


Visiting Professor


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  • PhD, Rome La Sapienza

Pasquale Porro is a full professor of Medieval Philosophy, Dante Studies, and the History of Metaphysics at the University of Turin, as well as W. John Bennett Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Medieval Studies (CMS) and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (PIMS) at the University of Toronto. He has previously taught at the Universities of Paris Sorbonne, Bari, Freiburg im Breisgau, and PSUAD Abu Dhabi.

He has published extensively on Scholastic philosophy, including the volumes Forme e modelli di durata nel pensiero medievale. L’aevum, il tempo discreto, la categoria ‘quando’ (Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Leuven University Press, 1996) and Thomas Aquinas: A Historical and Philosophical Profile (Catholic University of America Press, 2016). He currently chairs two inter-university research projects: “Averroism. History: Developments and Implications of a Cross-Cultural Tradition,” and “Belief without Evidence? The Ethics of Belief and Doxastic Control from Augustine to Fake News.”

Research Interests:

Medieval Philosophy, History of Metaphysics


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